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PADI Fish ID Specialty

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COURSE PRICE $249.95 INCLUDES:

  • All Basic Scuba Equipment
  •  Transportation
  • 2 Ocean Dives
  • PADI Fish ID Specialty Certification
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Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?”

The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer.

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but their colors and markings maybe wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, it becomes much easier to look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw. That works better than asking about a “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin.”
 

WHAT YOU  LEARN

During two dives you gain hands-on (okay, eyes-on) experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you see underwater. You’ll learn :

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species
  • Fish survey techniques and strategies
  • How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization and  procedures

 

UPCOMING DATES

Oct
12
Sat
PADI Wreck Specialty @ Porteau Cove
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm
PADI Wreck Specialty @ Porteau Cove

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Nov
16
Sat
Deep Specialty
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm
Deep Specialty

https://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-deep-specialty/

Nov
23
Sat
PADI Sidemount Course
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – Nov 24 @ 3:30 pm
PADI Sidemount Course

https://www.divinglocker.ca/product/padi-sidemount-course/

 

 

Who Should Take This Course?

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course!

What Will You Learn?

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  • Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

What Scuba Gear Will you Use?

You’ll want to use your own mask, fins, snorkel and exposure suit. Your instructor will provide and explain the sidemount equipment you’ll need, such as a BCD and harness configured for sidemount diving along with tanks, each with a regulator and SPG.

Prerequisites:

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